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St.

Marys Catholic Church


New to the Parish?
Welcome! Were glad you will be joining us. If you would like to register with the parish, please fill
out this form and drop it in the collection basket. You may bring it by the parish office or send it to us.
March 5, 20171st Sunday of Lent Fr. Cory Sticha-Pastor
Name:______________________________________________________________________________
P.O. Box 70 www.SaintMarysMalta.org Office: (406) 654-1446
Address:____________________________________________________________________________ Malta, MT 59538 RE Center: (406) 654-1311
Phone number:_______________________________________________________________________ office@SaintMarysMalta.org Fax: (406) 654-1467

Email address:_______________________________________________________________________
MASS SCHEDULE
3/6: Malta - 5:30 PM: Repose of the soul of Billy Fr oman r /b the Howells
You may also use this for a change of address.
3/7: Malta - 8:30 AM: Repose of the soul of Billy Fr oman r /b KofC Council 2124
Thanks! 3/8: Malta - 8:30 AM: Repose of the soul of Walt Campbell r /b Lana Ulr ich
3/9: Hi-Line - 10:00 AM: Repose of the soul of Bud Mavencamp r /b Mar y LaFond
3/10: Malta - 8:30 AM: Repose of the soul of Billy Fr oman r /b J ohn and Ter r y McKeon
PCCW Announcements
3/11: Malta - 5:30 PM: Repose of the soul of Billy Fr oman r /b Don Nevr ivy
PCCW will be assisting the Church in hosting a larger scale Spring Fling (date and details to be 3/12: Dodson - 8:30 AM: Repose of the soul of William Gr one r /b Helen DePuydt
announced soon.) PCCW will hold their traditional Raffle with a beautiful quilt and bird house but we Malta - 10:00 AM: For all par ishioner s
know there are many undiscovered talents out in our parish - please consider donating items, skills and Saco - 12:15 PM: Repose of the soul of Mr s. William Gr one r /b Helen DePuydt
services as silent auction items during this fund raising event.
We are still accepting small sample sized toiletry items for the women's shelter and new socks for all ages Knights of Columbus # 2124 Weekly Eucharistic Adoration
for those in need. There is a donation box in the church basement. The kitchen is also in need of new
Next Meeting: 1st Friday of the Month: 9 AM to 4 PM
cotton (flour sack style is great) dish towels and small disposable food containers (no need for new,
First Tuesday of the month (Sign-up in the back of the church or just
butter, cool whip type.)
March 7, 2016 6:15 Rosary show up!)
If you would like to feed our CCD kids on Wednesday evenings at 6PM, please contact Julie Snellman Michael Fred Ereaux658-2613 Other Fridays: 9 to 10 AM
(she has openings now!)

Confessions: Satur days 4 - 5 p.m., 1/2 hour before Mass Intentions: As Catholics, we have a long
Send Us Your Announcements!
daily Mass (Tues., Weds., and Fri.) or by tradition of having Masses celebrated for those we We are in the process of refreshing and renewing the bulletin, and are once again accepting
appointment offer up in prayer. The Mass is the ultimate form of announcements of interest to the larger parish community. Please contact Fr. Cory at
prayer, and each Mass is celebrated for an frcory@SaintMarysMalta.org if you have any announcements for the bulletin!
Anointing of the Sick: Please contact Fr . Cor y as
intention. We ask $10.00 per mass intention.
soon as possible for anointing.
Please consider having Masses celebrated for
Baptism: Normally celebrated at weekend Masses.
family and friends on special occasions and
Parental sessions are required. Collections Totals For 2/26/17 Final 2016 Care and Share Balance
anniversaries, as well as those who are in need of
Marriages: Six month couple pr epar ation prayers. Masses are also encouraged in memory of Donated Needed Goal Remaining Past Due
period required. Please contact Fr. Cory before those loved ones who have died, especially on the Malta: $1539.00 $2721.58 Malta: $25,893.00 $14,578.50 $44,665.87
scheduling marriage date. anniversaries of their deaths. Please contact Fr. Dodson: $322.00 $441.31 Dodson: $3,513.00 $0.00 $6,564.79
Cory for more information. Saco: $190.00 $441.31 Saco: $2,595.89 $611.00 $1,691.89
Stewardship Thoughts from Judy Held Scripture Readings
President, Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana
3/5/2017-3/12/2017
It is written: The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve. Matthew 4:10
3/5 1st Sunday of Lent
Tempted between the riches and power of this world and service to God, Jesus chose service to His Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:3-6, 12-13, 17; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
Father. If we wish to truly follow Jesus, we, too, must decide to turn away from power and riches and put
God at the center of our lives. How is God calling you to serve? 3/6 Monday of the 1st Week of Lent
Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18; Psalm 19:8-10, 15; Matthew 25:31-46
3/7 Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent; Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
A very simple, yet generous, way to share your gift of treasure with our parish or diocese (without writing Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19; Matthew 6:7-15
a check at all) is to name our church the owner and/or beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy you
3/8 Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent; St. John of God, Religious
have which your beneficiaries no longer need. In addition, a gift of a paid-up policy would likely qualify
Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Luke 11:29-32
you for the 40% Montana Endowment Tax Credit. To learn more, please contact Judy at the Catholic
Foundation of Eastern Montana at (406) 727-6683, ext. 120 or judy@catholicfoundationmt.org. 3/9 Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent; St. Francis of Rome, Religious
Esther 4:12, 14-16, 23-25; Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8; Matthew 7:7-12
3/10 Friday of the 1st Week of Lent
Ezekiel 18:21-28; Psalm 130:1-8; Matthew 5:20-26
Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Offers Scholarships
3/11 Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent
The five vicariates of the Great Falls-Billings Diocesan Council of Catholic Women are once again Deuteronomy 26:16-19; Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Matthew 5:43-48
awarding a $300.00 Scholarship, one in each Vicariate, to a high school graduating senior woman. One
3/12 2nd Sunday of Lent
additional scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional Catholic woman student who is currently
Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 17:1-9
enrolled or will be enrolling in the fall of 2017 at a college, university, or a vocational-technical school.
Applications are available by contacting your Vicariates presidents or by contacting Wilma
Mavencamp. Deadline to apply is April 28, 2017. Wilma Mavencamp, DCCW Scholarship Chairperson, Big Sky Cum Christo
P O Box 445, Malta, MT 59538, or call 654-1346. The e-mail address is maven100@itstriangle.com.
The Big Sky Cum Christo was first brought to the Great Falls area and Montana by Msgr. Warner in the
early 1960s. He believed in this spirit-filled weekend and we, the faithful, have kept this movement strong
for over 50 years in Montana.
Big Sky Cum Christo, this is it! Team applications and Candidate applications need to be completed and
Please Pray For handed into the Cum Christo for the upcoming set of weekends at St. Thomas Camp in Monarch, MT.
Mens weekend is April 20-23, while the womens weekend is April 27-30. For more information, please
Wink Cole, Craig Mangis & Family, Leo Murr, Silvia Caballero, Gerry Williams, Wilma Mavencamp &
check out the website wwww.bigskycumchristo.org or contect Rector John Tarnowski at (406) 750-4774
Family, Roger Ereaux, Gloria Coombs, Linda Berg, Myrtle Hould, Howard Long, Darlene Froman,
or Rectora Vicky OHara at (406) 899-4529. Please leave a message when you call!
Gaylord LaFond, Jeanie Engebretson, Claris Darrah, John Murray, Terry Stiles, Payton Kill Eagle, and
those from our local area serving in the military.
Trinity Retreat in LewistownMarch 18-19
For the repose of the souls of Bud Mavencamp, Evelyn Starkey, Billy Froman, the Poor Souls in
Purgatory, and for comfort and peace for their families. The Trinity Retreat will be a time for high school teens to spend some time deepening their relationship
with God . We will be taking our inspiration from St. Patrick and his teachings on the Trinity to grow in
Anyone who needs to have prayers said for someone can call: Brenda Rummel at 301-0936; Jean Niebur
knowledge, understanding, and awe of our mystical God. Open to all high school teens, Catholic and non-
at 654-2822. Names will be listed in the bulletin for one month unless specified.
Catholic. For more information or to get a registration form, contact Brenda at 301-0936.
The 2017 Care and Share Annual Catholic Appeal begins next weekend, and the theme
is You are Numbered Among the Saints and of the Family of God. Once a year,
each of us is asked to make a commitment to support the work of our diocese. These are
the programs and ministries that provide services that a single parish could not provide
on its own. This effort is a means by which we can all work together to care for the
Church in our diocese by sharing the gifts God has granted us. Our parish goal is 100%
participation. Please watch your mail for a packet from Bishop Warfel this week and bring your Care and Share envelope with you
to Mass next weekend, Commitment Weekend, or mail to the parish office. If you prefer, you can go online at
www.CatholicFoundationMT.org to make your donation.

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl


ENCOUNTER INNOVATION We encounter the Singh family in India, where a mother
and father are using innovative farming techniques to feed their family amidst a flood. How is
God inviting us to think outside the box in service to others this Lent? Visit crsricebowl.org
for more.

Lenten Stations of the Cross


This ancient devotion of spiritually walking in Our Lords footsteps to His Crucifixion is a beautiful way to enter into the penitential
season of Lent.
Malta: Fr idays at 7 PM, fr om Mar ch 3 to Apr il 7.
Dodson: Mondays at Lent at 6 PM, fr om Mar ch 20 to Apr il 10, with soup and br ead to follow. On Mar ch 13 th and April 3rd,
Kenn Cramer from St. Paul Mission will be presenting followed by the meal.

Drinking the Spirit


Drinking the Spirit is a great new opportunity for us to gather as adult Catholics to grow in our Catholic faith and as a community.
Each week we will have a different Catholic topic with a presenter. Questions and discussions are encouraged. We are each responsi-
ble for our own "beverages" and or food. This should be a relaxing and enjoyable way of learning about the Catholic faith. Please
plan on joining us, spread the word and bring a friend!
We will be meeting at the Tin Cup at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Our next session will be March 14th, with Fr.
Cory sharing about the World Youth Day trip to Poland this past summer.

Glendive Search
There will be a Search at Sacred Heart in Glendive on April 20th-23rd. Father Jolly Pathiyamoola will be there for this great event.
Grades 10-12 are encouraged to attend. You will find excellent food and make lifelong friends there. Applications are available from
Cathy Salsbery or Dianne Salsbery or Chris Pippin. Transportation for the High Line is being planned. Please mark your calendars.